That is what the train conductor says when the train terminates and it’s time to get off.
There are times when I hear those words and I think they’re a metaphor for something else. For instance, is the universe trying to tell me that it’s time to change, to jump off this train and catch another?
This is not a small question and one that I’m sure will not be answered here, but it did get me thinking. For a writing prompt, try something like this:
- Write a narrative about someone actually being asked to get off a train a few stops before his or her destination. The cause can be one of the following:
- Mechanical failure
- Someone is ill on the train
- A security alert
- someone brandishing a weapon
- Whichever cause you choose, have the main character make a life-altering decision.
If you’re feeling brave, list several things in your life that you would like to change. Next, pick one and write out a list of possible options to make that change happen. Finally, write out everything that could happen to prevent it from happening. Finally, write a statement of intent for making that change.
Have fun, safe journey…